Hello everyone. Allie here to talk to you about a few things going on behind the scenes of the blog.
First, I want to let you know that the moderators have been a little scatter-brained the last month or so. Some of us have started grad school, others are balancing new work commitments, and personally, I am tackling my first year as a teacher. Needless to say, we have all been stressed out in our personal lives. As we tackle things that come up, our priorities shift and change. If it takes a couple days for someone to respond, please just bear with us and keep in my mind that there is a lot going on. I do imagine things to be calming down for most of us, so you should see us out and about a bit more. 🙂
Second…I have a piece of sad news to share with you all. For those who have not ventured to Jillian’s blog, you may have missed her post about choosing a path to continue on. Sadly, Jillian has decided to move on from her presence on her blog and here at the Club as a moderator. There are other passions in her life that are calling to her. She wrote to the moderators a few days ago to let us know she was stepping back to pursue other things and move forward. While we are all deeply saddened by her departure, we all know that this was the right decision for Jillian.
And I know that personally, I am very sad to see her go. There will be a huge hole in my own blogging life because she is no longer there, and I know many of you will feel the same way. We can all hope that she will return at some point in the future-with her infectious enthusiasm and heart.
In the meantime, the remaining moderators (Adam, Melissa, Sarah, Heather, and myself) will be continuing on behind the scenes. We want to assure all of you that we are dedicated to the Club and everything that Jillian started. She brought hundreds of us together and has inspired us, so we want to carry on in her name.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to continuing on this journey of classics with each and every one of you!